I have never really watched any of the reality television that has centered around the life of the Palin family, but I gather that it’s entertaining for most of the same reasons that some people find the Kardashians entertaining: there’s good, pleasurable schadenfreude to be had in watching self-absorbed people live out their slow-motion train wreck lives. In the Palins case, you get the added benefit that most of the characters would be right at home on the set of the Jerry Springer Show, or whatever its equivalent is nowadays.
Anyway, Palin has moved on to her next Reality TV venture, and the idea for this show is even more horrible than you could possibly imagine:
Move over, Judge Judy. There’s a new TV courtroom judge coming to town – and it’s none other than former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
The onetime vice presidential candidate has been tapped to preside over a new reality court show that would premiere next year. She signed a deal in February with Montana-based production company Warm Springs, a source close to the process tells PEOPLE.
“It’s a production deal,” the source explains. “What happens next is she’ll meet with stations, make a pilot and sell it.”
Warm Springs first approached Palin with the idea in 2015 and has since put together a team that includes the TV executive who found Judge Judy andJudge Joe Brown.
This is going to be, quite possibly, the worst thing ever put on television. Palin has no legal training whatsoever, and if you’ve listened to one of her recent speeches you are left with the unmistakable impression that Palin is about one 3am car wreck from entering full Lindsay Lohan mode. The idea of putting her in charge of petty disputes and letting the whole charade play out on television is, quite frankly, rank exploitation on the order of all television products currently involving Charlie Sheen.
Look on the bright side, though: the more time she spends on this show, the less time she’ll have to make political speeches.